Our teams did a great job: in less than a year from the initial support for Android 2.2 (AIR 2.5 last autumn) they released, today, AIR 2.6 for Android devices running 2.2, 2.3, and Honeycomb (3.0).
Here are some of the new features:
- Automatic soft keyboard support – this feature enables support for the soft keyboard even for applications that weren’t designed from the ground up for mobile (the keyboard raises and lowers automatically)
- Asynchronous bitmap decoding – you can improve the bitmap loading/displaying by using this feature.
- USB debugging for Android – yeah baby, now I can debug while sitting in a plane:). As the name says, when you have your device connected through the USB cable you are able to deploy and debug the application without requiring a WiFi connection. You’ll find Android USB drivers for Windows in the AIR SDK.
If you have applications compiled for AIR 2.5, you don’t have to worry, they will run on AIR 2.6 without recompilation!